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Police Salary Structure

Police Officer Pay Table

Step Entry After Base Pay* + Certification Pay + Hazardous Duty Pay = Total Pay
1 Entry $40,352.00 + Table A + Table B = Total Pay
2 1 year $41,704.00 + Table A + Table B = Total Pay
3 2 years $43,056.00 + Table A + Table B = Total Pay
4 3 years $44,408.00 + Table A + Table B = Total Pay
5 4 years $45,760.00 + Table A + Table B = Total Pay
6 5 years $47,320.00 + Table A + Table B = Total Pay
7 6 years $48,880.00 + Table A + Table B = Total Pay
8 7 years $50,440.00 + Table A + Table B = Total Pay
Table A.  Certification Pay (variable pay not cumulative)
Intermediate Peace Officer Certification/Associate's Degree/60 college hours  $1,200 / yearly
Advance Peace Officer Certification/Bachelor's Degree/120 college hours $2,400 / yearly
Master Peace Officer Certification/Master's Degree $3,600 / yearly
Table B. Hazardous Duty Pay
$10 per month for each year of service
Shift Differential Pay (hourly employees)
Evening Shift 3 p.m. - 11 p.m. $0.75 per hour
Night Shift 11 p.m. - 7 a.m. $1.00 per hour
Field Training Officer Pay
Peace Officer $30 each training day
Dispatcher $20 each training day

Police Corporal Pay Table

Step   Entry After Base Pay* + Certification Pay + Hazardous Duty Pay = Total Pay
1 Entry* $47,320.00 + Table A + Table B = Total Pay
2 1 year** $48,880.00 + Table A + Table B = Total Pay
3 2 years*** $50,440.00 + Table A + Table B = Total Pay
4 3 years^ $52,000.00 + Table A + Table B = Total Pay
5 4 years^^ $53,560.00 + Table A + Table B = Total Pay
6 5 years^^^ $55,120.00 + Table A + Table B = Total Pay

* If Police Officer is at Step 4 or less when promoted to Corporal, that person will start at Step 1 of the Corporal Pay Table.

** If Police Officer is at Step 5 when promoted to Corporal, that person will start at Step 2 of the Corporal Pay Table.

*** If Police Officer is at Step 6 when promoted to Corporal, that person will start at Step 3 of the Corporal Pay Table.

^ If Police Officer is at Step 7 when promoted to Corporal, that person will start at Step 4 of the Corporal Pay Table.

^^ If Police officer is at Step 8 when promoted to Corporal, that person will start at Step 5 of the Corporal Pay Table.

^^^ If Police Officer is outside the step table when promoted to Corporal, that person will start at Step 5 of the Corporal Pay Table or receive a $1.50/hr raise, whichever is highest.

Table A. Certification Pay (variable pay not cumulative)
Intermediate Peace Officer Certification/Associate's Degree/60 college hours  $1,200 / year
Advance Peace Officer Certification/Bachelor's Degree/120 college hours $2,400 / year
Master Peace Officer Certification/Master's Degree $3,600 / year
Table B. Hazardous Duty Pay
$10 per month for each year of service
Shift Differential Pay (hourly employees)
Evening Shift 3 p.m. - 11 p.m. $0.75 per hour
Night Shift 11 p.m. - 7 a.m. $1.00 per hour
Field Training Officer Pay
Peace Officer $30 each training day
Dispatcher $20 each training day

Police Sergeant Pay Table

Step Entry After Base Pay* + Certification Pay + Hazardous Duty Pay = Total Pay
1 Entry* $50,440.00 + Table A + Table B = Total Pay
2 1 year** $52,000.00 + Table A + Table B = Total Pay
3 2 years*** $53,560.00 + Table A + Table B = Total Pay
4 3 years^ $55,120.00 + Table A + Table B = Total Pay
5 4 years^^ $56,680.00 + Table A + Table B = Total Pay
6 5 years^^^ $58,240.00 + Table A + Table B = Total Pay
7 6 years+ $59,800.00 + Table A + Table B = Total Pay
8 7 years+ $61,360.00 + Table A + Table B = Total Pay

* If police officer is at Step 6 or less when promoted to sergeant, that person will start at Step 1 of the Sergeant Pay Table.

* If corporal is at Step 1 when promoted to sergeant, that person will start at Step 1 of the Sergeant Pay Table.

** If police officer is at Step 7 when promoted to sergeant, that person will start at Step 2 of the Sergeant Pay Table.

** If Corporal is at Step 2 when promoted to sergeant, that person will start at Step 2 of the Sergeant Pay Table.

*** If police officer is at Step 8 when promoted to sergeant, that person will start at Step 3 of the Sergeant Pay Table or receive a  $1.45/hr raise, whichever is highest.

*** If Corporal is at Step 3 when promoted to sergeant, that person will start at Step 3 of the Sergeant Pay Table.

^ If Corporal is at Step 4 when promoted to sergeant, that person will start at Step 4 of the Sergeant Pay Table.

^^ If Corporal is at Step 5 when promoted to sergeant, that person will start at Step 5 of the Sergeant Pay Table.

^^^ If Corporal is at Step 6 when promoted to sergeant, that person will start at Step 6 of the Sergeant Pay Table.

^^^ If Corporal is outside the step plan when promoted to sergeant, that person will start at Step 6 the Sergeant Pay Table or receive a $1.50/hr raise, whichever is highest.

Table A. Certification Pay (variable pay not cumulative)
Intermediate Peace Officer Certification/Associate's Degree/60 college hours $1,200 / year
Advance Peace Officer Certification/Bachelor's Degree/120 college hours $2,400 / year
Master Peace Officer Certification/Master's Degree $3,600 / year
Table B. Hazardous Duty Pay
$10 per month for each year of service
Shift Differential Pay (hourly employees)
Evening Shift 3 p.m. - 11 p.m. $0.75 per hour
Night Shift 11 p.m. - 7 a.m. $1.00 per hour
Field Training Officer Pay
Peace Officer $30 each training day
Dispatcher $20 each training day

Police Lieutenant Pay Table

Step Entry After Base Pay* + Certification Pay + Hazardous Duty Pay = Total Pay
1 1 year $64,480.00 + Table A + Table B = Total Pay
2 2 years $66,144.00 + Table A + Table B = Total Pay
3 3 years $67,808.00 + Table A + Table B = Total Pay
4 4 years $69,472.00 + Table A + Table B = Total Pay
5 5 years $71,136.00 + Table A + Table B = Total Pay
6 6 years $72,800.00 + Table A + Table B = Total Pay
7 1 year $74,464.00 + Table A + Table B = Total Pay
Table A. Certification Pay (variable pay not cumulative)
Intermediate Peace Officer Certification/Associate's Degree/60 college hours $1,200 / year
Advance Peace Officer Certification/Bachelor's Degree/120 college hours $2,400 / year
Master Peace Officer Certification/Master's Degree $3,600 / year
Table B. Hazardous Duty Pay
$10 per month for each year of service
Field Training Officer Pay
Peace Officer $30 each training day
Dispatcher  $20 each training day

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Contact
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    compensation@uhcl.edu

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    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 167
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

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